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Ship Artwork Cross Country with TSI

Artwork can be fragile, bulky, and extremely valuable. Whether you’re moving one piece or your entire collection to your new home or need to ship artwork to a buyer cross country, TSI makes long distance artwork shipping easy. With our nationwide network of professional artwork shipping partners, TSI’s expert problem solvers specialize in creating customized plans for moving or shipping artwork. 

All of TSI’s artwork shipping solutions include professional packing and preparation to ensure your pieces arrive undamaged, including custom crating and climate-controlled trucks if needed. Need to move or ship artwork from multiple origins to a single destination, or from a single origin to multiple destinations? We can help with that too. Request an artwork shipping quote for more information. We can move or ship artwork cross country or any distance longer than 150 miles, including:

Call us at 800-626-1257 between 9 am and 6 pm EST for an immediate quote, a typical call takes less than five minutes.

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A Trustworthy Choice for All of Your Shipping Needs

Since the creation of TSI in 1989, our focus has been on providing our customers with expert shipping solutions. With over 35 years of experience, we've seen it all when it comes to shipping art cross-country, making us a knowledgeable choice to make shipping your artwork smooth and seamless.

We have the commitment and resources, including a national network of hundreds of trusted specialty carriers, to create tailored solutions that ensure your artwork shipment meets your budget and timeline.

The satisfaction of TSI's customers is clear with our many five-star reviews and A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Choose us for peace of mind that we will efficiently ship and deliver your artwork. Note that if you have only 1-2 small pieces of art, you might find better pricing at your local parcel store. But if you have multiple pieces, large pieces, or other items going as well, TSI is a great option.

Artwork Shipping Services

If you need to ship artwork long distance, our White Glove Consolidated shipping service is often the best option. If you need a faster delivery or have an entire home’s worth of stuff to ship (in addition to your art collection), our live shipping experts may recommend our Full Service Expedited moving service. The exact cost of your shipment will depend on the size and number of items you’re shipping, the distance they will travel, and any special considerations such as glass or delicate components.

White Glove Consolidated

  • Professional preparation of the furniture
  • Indoor pickup and delivery
  • Limited liability coverage

Full Service Expedited

  • Expedited timing
  • Full professional packing
  • Indoor pickup and delivery
  • Full valuation protection insurance

How Does TSI's Cross-Country Artwork Shipping Service Work?

At TSI, we make it simple to ship your artwork with three easy steps:

1. Request a Quote
After requesting a quote, we match you with a logistics specialist. Unlike other shipping companies, our logistics specialists become your centralized point of contact throughout your job. They will get all the information needed to recommend the best options and provide a price quote.

2. Use Our Service
Book your job abd get on the schedule. We'll discuss timeframes and explain how pickup and delivery work. On the day of pickup, we load your prepared artwork onto our trucks, and begin the journey to your destination. We monitor your shipment from start to finish and provide updates if/as needed.

3. Delivery of Your Artwork
You will be alerted of a delivery window. At that point, the artwork and any other items will be unloaded into your home. 

 

The TSI Promise

When you choose us for your shipping needs, you can enjoy the confidence that all of your artwork will arrive in great condition due to company practices such as:

Safe handling: As experienced shippers, we consider factors like pickup conditions, climate, and final destination requirements to ensure we recommend the appropriate container and cushioning for a damage-free shipment.

Custom shipping solutions: We understand every customer has unique shipping needs, so we work with each customer to create the best solution for their needs.

Scalable options: We specialize in small loads (too much for parcel stores and too little for large moving companies) and we're happy to move anything from a few pieces to an entire exhibition.

Protection: TSI offers value-based insurance so you can have peace of mind. Damage is rare, but when items travel on trucks, things can happen. We also have options for packing and on-site crating.

Customer Opinions Matter

They help us serve you better. See what our customers have to say about our art shipping services below. You can read more reviews here

Professionally handled -everything was carefully wrapped and loaded, workers took notes on condition of furniture, they took their time to be careful, were polite, thorough and efficient. Very happy with your service and company. Notifications… More ›

Joeseph tsi

I may have had a misunderstanding regarding pick up. I had it in my mind that the driver would help loading from the curb. The initial driver was 8 1/2 months pregnant and could lift nothing. So we had to reschedule for the next day when… More ›

Thomas B. tsi

Super friendly staff, prompt pick-up in Pennsylvania of my mother's grandfather clock, and delivery was within a month in Montana. The key was lost, but lucky me my clock guy in Montana had an extra and with a little modification made it… More ›

Betty B. - MT shopper_approved

Art Shipping FAQs

How much does it cost to ship artwork?

The total cost to ship artwork with a professional shipping company like TSI depends on how many pieces you have to move, how far they will travel, and any special considerations your shipping partner will need to keep in mind.

We highly recommend adding insurance to any artwork shipment at an additional cost of $6 per $100 of value.

How do I ship framed artwork safely?

The safest way to pack paintings, including stretched canvas or framed paintings, is in a properly sized crate. Professional shipping providers like TSI will offer special crating services for all of your fragile and expensive pieces of art. For detailed instructions on how to properly pack artwork yourself, read our “How Do I Ship Paintings?” guide.

How do I ship a sculpture?

There are many ways to ship a sculpture. The best method depends on the size and value of the piece, as well as any special considerations unique to your sculpture. Learn more about your options for shipping sculpture in our “How Do I Ship Sculpture?” guide. 

Regardless of which shipping method you choose, the most challenging aspect of shipping sculpture is packing it properly. TSI’s sculpture shipping service includes professional packing and crating, as well as indoor pickup and delivery to ensure your heavy, bulky, or fragile pieces arrive safely and in one piece.

 

Is extra insurance available for shipping art?

Yes, extra insurance is available for fine art shipments, including paintings and sculptures. All art shipments transported by TSI include limited liability coverage, as federally required, which pays out 60 cents per pound. We highly advise purchasing supplemental insurance for unique, high-value, or sentimental pieces.

Get an Artwork Shipping Quote

Request an artwork shipping quote online to see your moving options and get instant pricing for artwork shipping. One of our logistics experts in Wayne, PA will reach out to you to get all the details about your move or artwork shipment, including details about each piece, final destination requirements, pickup conditions, and more.

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